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All Sides Weekends: Books


This hour of All Sides Weekends, host Christopher Purdy and his literary guests will discuss the latest picks for your reading list. The show will also feature an interview with OSU grad Claire Vaye Watkins, whose new collection of stories, Battleborn, has won numerous accolades, including the prestigious Story Prize. Guests

  • Kassie Rose, WOSU book critic
  • Kevin Griffith, poet and professor of English at Capital University
  • Claire Vaye Watkins, assistant professor of English at Bucknell University and author of Battleborn


  • Heft, by Liz Moore
  • The Good House, by Ann Leary
  • Donnybrook, by Frank Bill
  • Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
  • The Way of the Dog by Sam Savage
  • Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith